Pastor Rick Stevens ‘We’re keeping Christ in Christmas‘ join us for Sunday service at 8 AM ET on the iHeart Radio Network.   And then ‘The Final Chapter of Whynot’ at 9 AM ET.   Dr. Henry Ealy: ‘This Week In COVID: Over 37 Million Recoveries.‘   Our free APPS on Apple, Android, or Alexa give you 24/7 access to the best talk radio in America.

November 27, 2021

November 27, 2021

Your Source for Free Speech,
Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

Obama’s Chief Energy Scientist Debunks Political Climate Crisis Hype

by | Apr 26, 2021 |

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Steven Koonin, President Barack Obama’s Energy Department Chief Scientist, wants the public to know chilling facts behind grossly overheated “climate crisis” media hype.

A preview of Koonin’s soon-to-be-released book titled “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters” is provided in an April 16 Wall Street Journal interview with the author posted by Holman Jenkins, Jr.

Jenkins’ piece is titled “How a Physicist Became a Climate Truth Teller,” and I recommend it to readers who are interested in a fuller book content and author background account.

Having followed the science over more than a decade — and written a couple of pretty good books and likely a hundred or so articles on the subject — I find Koonin’s descriptive accuracy and candor enormously refreshing.

Sadly, few — if any — others in the Obama-Biden White House really cared about facts, paid attention, or learned anything from him at all.

Steven Koonin

First, because this is particularly relevant to me, Steven Koonin’s background as a physicist combines his technical understanding of applications and limitations of computer modeling of complex systems and practical experience in dealing with real-world realities such as assessing how we can most effectively and efficiently apply fundamental energy principles to meet complex human conditions and requirements.

Koonin taught physics at Caltech for nearly three decades, where he also served as provost; was recruited by the non-profit Institute for Defense Analyses which provided advisory services to military and congressional leaders; worked at JASON, another private, scientific organization where he conducted and supervised cold-fusion energy and human genome mapping research; and later worked as chief scientist for British Petroleum (BP) which was later rebranded as “Beyond Petroleum.”

While at BP, Koonin created the multidisciplinary Energy Biosciences Institute at Berkeley, which studies a wide range of scientific issues ranging from the isotopic composition of micro-fossils in the seafloor through regulation of industrial power plants.

Steven Koonin’s research into the world’s energy system led him to become convinced that the only “real climate crisis was a crisis of political and scientific candor,” and that the world “isn’t going to be able to reduce [greenhouse gas] emissions enough to make much difference.”

Koonin argues that while he supports responsible climate science, his issue is that what media and activists say about climate science has drifted so far out of touch with the actual science as to be absurdly, demonstrably false.

With reference to a 2019 report by presidents of the National Academy of Sciences which asserted that the “magnitude and frequency of certain extreme events are increasing,” for example, he notes that the “United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is deemed to compile the best science, advised that all such claims should be treated with “low confidence.”

The U.S. government’s 2017 Climate Science Special Report had claimed that, in the lower 48 states, the “number of high-temperature records set in the past two decades far exceeds the number of low-temperature records.” On closer inspection, Koonin points out, “that’s because there’s been no increase in the rate of new record highs since 1900, only a decline in the number of new lows.”

A 2018 U.S. Fourth National Climate Assessment which relied on such “vegged” worst-case emissions and temperature projections, Koonin concludes, “was written more to persuade than to inform.” He says, “It masquerades as objective science but was written — all right; I’ll use the word — propaganda.”

Koonin emphasizes the absurdity of basing climate change alarm on century-long forecasts claiming to know how 1% shifts in poorly understood variables will affect a future global climate that we don’t understand with anything even resembling that precision.

Nevertheless, the IPCC will issue a report next year that will purport to determine how much warming to expect by the end of this century based upon 40-plus computer model simulations which have been diverging in projections — not converging — coming together — as one would hope to enable determination of which one should be trusted.

Without tweaking, the modelers can’t even agree on a current simulated global average surface temperature — varying by 3 degrees Celsius – three times the observed change over the past century.

Koonin, both an experienced computer practitioner and modeling enthusiast, recognizes that they are wonderful where the simulation variables and their interactions being projected are well known, and results can be empirically tested.

“But these are more controlled, engineered situations,” he adds, “whereas the climate is a natural phenomenon. It’s going to do whatever it’s going to do. And it’s hard to observe. You need long, precise observations to understand its natural variability and how it responds to external influences.”

Koonin, who has been building models and watching others do so for over 45 years, cautions that climate models “are not to the standard you would trust your life or even trillions of dollars to.”

For the record, Koonin agrees — as many of my well-informed climate scientist friends also do — that the world has warmed by about 1 degree Celsius since 1900, and it will likely warm by another degree by the end of this century.

There is no dispute I’m aware of that temperatures began warming at the end of the last “Little Ice Age” in the mid-1800s — before the Industrial Revolution — and will likely continue to do so in fits-and-starts with little or no influence from us until Mother Nature once again changes her mind.

Neither Koonin nor any real-world scientific climate or economic studies, however, have seen anything in the offing which he says “would justify the rapid and wholesale abandoning of fossil fuels, even if China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and others could be dissuaded from pursuing prosperity.”

Even John Kerry, Joe Biden’s “climate czar,” recently admitted that the current administration’s “net-zero” climate plan would have zero effect if developing countries don’t go along. As Koonin notes, “they have little incentive to do so.”

In any case, Koonin believes that any warming that occurs will emerge slowly and with modest effect — not a runaway crisis that alarmists such as Al Gore and John Kerry hype. To the extent that reduced CO2 emissions will make any measurable difference, the solutions should let technology and markets work together at their own pace.

“The climate might continue to change at a pace that’s hard to perceive, but society will adapt.”

Koonin adds, “As a species, we’re very good at adapting.”

Perhaps the biggest challenge will be to survive the current political climate crisis.

Avatar

Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston. He founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the space architecture graduate program. He is the author of several books, including "Reinventing Ourselves: How Technology is Rapidly and Radically Transforming Humanity" (2019), "Thinking Whole: Rejecting Half-Witted Left & Right Brain Limitations" (2018), "Reflections on Oceans and Puddles: One Hundred Reasons to be Enthusiastic, Grateful and Hopeful” (2017), "Cosmic Musings: Contemplating Life Beyond Self" (2016), and "Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom" (2015). He is currently working on a new book with Buzz Aldrin, "Beyond Footprints and Flagpoles."

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Scottar Brooke
Scottar Brooke
6 months ago

Skepticism by a real scientist and not the wannabes that Obama and Biden have hired and gas-lighted.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.

While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.

The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.

Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and receive your 20% discount on your first order.

Are Republicans Just Scared to Confront the Obamunists?

Are Republicans Just Scared to Confront the Obamunists?

Barack Hussein Obama certainly isn’t some kind of ‘senior statesman’ to be revered by Americans. He is a communist ideologue bound and determined to bring America down to her knees, and then replace America with a communist regime with himself and other select ruling oligarchs calling all the shots. “Build Back Better” anyone?

How Marxism Corrupts the Spirit and Soul Absolutely

How Marxism Corrupts the Spirit and Soul Absolutely

From the papal meetings with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden, one could only hope for at least a repetition of what Jesus said: “Go and sin no more.” However, Marxism is Marxism. And in this case, the spiritual leader said essentially by his actions: “You are good Catholics! Go get communion whenever you want, even after the next 100,000 babies are aborted.”

Two Great Truths Will Determine China’s Future

Two Great Truths Will Determine China’s Future

Xi’s insatiable quest for personal power and recognition have put an insufferable burden on the Chinese people, and there are growing signs that his continuing imposition of bad policy on a suffering population has kindled resistance both within the CCP and the population at large. Is President Xi Jinping leading China to ruin?

Virginia Could Be Dracula’s Mortal Silver Bullet

Virginia Could Be Dracula’s Mortal Silver Bullet

Youngkin won because he addressed the issues that were most important to everyday Americans. These issues should be harnessed by every single GOP politician attempting to be elected. The GOP should not celebrate this crucial battle as if this is the end game. They must continue the same thread as if it did not happen, and be energized to…

Taking Over ‘Woke’ School Boards is an Excellent First Step

Taking Over ‘Woke’ School Boards is an Excellent First Step

Democrats didn’t understand how the Virginia electorate had caught on to their Marxist nonsense, and Terry became the Storm Petrel warning Democrats of their coming demise. They are indoctrinating little children with Marxist theology by subterfuge and lies, and continuing to claim the shocking idea that parents have no business telling “experts” how to run their kids’ education…

COVID Q & A with Dr. Peter McCullough #8

COVID Q & A with Dr. Peter McCullough #8

Blood clots, heart problems have occurred in people months after covid vaccination. Are there any preventative steps, i.e., low dose aspirin, or prescription treatments? What Dr. McCullough’s opinion is on the Novavax vaccine. I currently am in a vaccine mandate, and I am going to lose my job. However, someone told me that the Novavax vaccine might be like traditional vaccines and safer?

Eliminate Minorities: A Call to the Republican Party

Eliminate Minorities: A Call to the Republican Party

Generations of people have been erroneously convinced that they are not a part of the American experience. They feel they do not have a place in this country. Our nation is intentionally being fractured by evildoers on the left and is on the verge of breaking. The constant white vs. black mantra the left continues to pound is intentionally designed to…

Empty Shelves Expose Intolerable China Dependence

Empty Shelves Expose Intolerable China Dependence

These are the worst delays in modern history, with the price per container having already risen to as much as 10 times costs before the pandemic. China’s expansive agenda seeks to dominate such fields as artificial intelligence, bio-medicine, and the dominance of space. In the process, the Communist regime employs its power to restrain and even imprison the country’s entrepreneurs that defy its authority…

This Week In COVID: How To Secure Your Exemptions

This Week In COVID: How To Secure Your Exemptions

Too many people have suffered unnecessarily, leading to their slaughter by a small group of people infected with an insatiable, and seemingly pathological, need for profit and power. They want to create a world of darkness and despair where individual freedom and happiness are unattainable ideals. I want to create a world where love, logic, and light reign supreme…

Connecting The Dots Through Worldwide Chaos!

Connecting The Dots Through Worldwide Chaos!

Some would call this the “Great Awakening,” and others would call it the “Global Destruction of Humanity,” but for those Watchmen who connect the dots, they will proclaim that we are living through the Biblical times of Revelations, or good-vs-evil. This is a time of Revelations and Revolution, a time of great transformation…

Taking Back America Starts in Virginia

Taking Back America Starts in Virginia

Far too much damage has been done to our country in less than a year. Republicans will have much to do to repair the real damage, as well as the damage done to our national psyche. The good ole boy system of slapping each other on the back as they continue lining each other’s pockets must end. Our country is at stake…

Header

Your Source for Free Speech, Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

 

Here we take on the challenges of our generation so that we can preserve future generations. Please consider making a contribution in the fight for liberty!

iHeartRadio

The APPS are free; the mission is priceless!

Free APP

Podcast Networks

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Spotify
Pandora
Tunein
iHeart
Stitcher

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite APP

Our Columnists and Show Hosts

COVID Solution Summit

Apple Podcasts

Evacuating Americans & fully-vetted Afghan's at Risk - Help Us!

Apple Podcasts

Empowering and mentoring conservative trailblazers from Generation Z to win!

Apple Podcasts

Turning Point Action is Recruiting Precinct Chairs - Become a Grassroots Warrior Today!

Apple Podcasts

URGENT - KEEP NINE
Please join us to protect the Supreme Court:
Sign the Petition!

Apple Podcasts

The LATINO USA EXIT from the Democrat Party, click for details...

Apple Podcasts

Fighting corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity...

Apple Podcasts

Support wounded and fallen police officers. The Wounded Blue.

Wounded Blue
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap